Category:Fayum mummy portraits
naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to mummies from 50 CE - 350 CE
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Fayum mummy portraits is the name given to a large number of paintings from the first to third century. These are tempera or encaustic paintings, made with hot, pigmented wax on wooden panels, which were inserted into the mummies of the deceased. The surviving paintings are predominantly from the Fayum region in Roman Egypt, where the practice was common and the dry heat preserved many of the paintings until today.
This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total.
- ► Fayum mummy portraits by museum (28 C)
- ► Classical Fayum portraits (24 C, 192 F)
- ► Fayum mummy portraits of females (14 C, 184 F)
- ► Fayum mummy portraits of males (18 C, 189 F)
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